Herzog & de Meuron have always been known to turn heads. The masterminds behind such projects as the redevelopment of Bankside Power station into the Tate Modern, the Beijing National Stadium and the Caixa Forum in Madrid, they have another project due for completion in the not so distant future. As is expected, this one has already caused quite a buzz in the New York residential scene. Welcome to 215 Chrystie Street.

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Made up of 11 beautiful apartments with absolutely stunning views over the city, the development combines elegance with a rough-at-the- edges loft feel. Below these apartments is the 370 room hotel, which contains a two-floor night club, bars and restaurants, a sky lounge, a gym and two roof terraces, all of which will be accessible by residents. “215 Chrystie is the ultimate expression of Uptown meets Downtown. It is both tough and refined at the same time. This inherent contradiction, in a symbiotic relationship, is what makes it so unique and different.” Says Ian Schrager, the developer of the scheme.

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The interior spaces are open plan and full of light. The minimal stone grid of the facade structure, enables 10ft floor to ceiling windows providing uninterrupted views out of every room. Interiors, designed by John Pawson, are neutral and warm, with a focus on timber throughout, counteracting the concrete of the facade. A beautiful addition to the New York skyline – we can’t wait for it to be completed.

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